The rash of furious and unrelenting snow falling upon all of us has crippled the city. The MBTA is a disaster, our sidewalks have become a circus act, and it takes an act of divine willpower to even get out of the house. So, here are three apps that may or may not come in handy next time you need a little assistance with the white stuff.
TaskRabbit isn’t a new release, but it should be known you can use it to summon someone to come to your snow-shoveling rescue. Simply select the “snow shoveling” option under the “winter” task tab, and let shovel-wielding taskers come to you. Use the “quick assign” option if you’re feeling desperate. At this point, we all are. taskrabbit.com
An app for anyone looking to make some extra cash, Moonlighting doesn’t have a huge Boston presence, but there are those willing to help dig you out. Take a look through the local moonlighters’ skills, and while it may not say shoveling specifically, the only “yard work” to do in February is trying to find your car. moonlightingapp.com
Not all of us have a driveway, but if you do, make friends with Plowz & Mowz. It’s an on-demand snow plow service that’ll have multiple plow people willing to do your bidding upon your request. Simply set up a time or day for them to come by and then wait for them to send you the picture of your cleared driveway. Or just watch them do it. You could use the entertainment, considering you’re never ever getting out of the house again. Ever. plowzandmowz.com